An exhibit featuring works by and about Alexander Hamilton, his life and times, and his legacy from the personal collections of Adam Levinson, Esq. and others. The exhibit will include legal texts, Acts of Congress, Acts of Parliament, Continental currency, and newspapers from Levinson’s statutesandstories.com collection that illustrate Hamilton’s legacy.
The exhibit will also feature a legal text owned and repeatedly cited by Alexander Hamilton beginning in 1775 with his Farmer Refuted essays. This extremely rare book, which has never been displayed outside of New York, contains Hamilton’s notes and marginalia that can be traced to the historic case of Rutgers v. Waddington. The Rutgers case helped establish the principle of judicial review and federal supremacy, in the days prior to the adoption of the Constitution.
The exhibit will also features three of Hamilton’s Camillus essays, which are akin to the Federalist Papers of foreign policy.
In addition, is an exhibit consisting of six panels, which examines Hamilton’s central role during the Revolutionary War and Founding period in creating the economic, constitutional, social, journalistic, political, and foreign policy templates for modern America. Using reproductions from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the Library of the New-York Historical Society, and drawing on recent scholarship about Alexander Hamilton, this traveling exhibition shows that Hamilton was a statesman and visionary whose life shaped the America we live in two hundred years after his death.
This event is part of the Alexander Hamilton series.